Meridian is one of the safest cities in Idaho regardless of size and we have outstanding men and women who serve our community in this role. People are drawn here because of this fact. In order to keep our community safe we need to be able to hire police officers so more proactive policing can take place. There are currently open positions at the department and to maintain our staffing levels due to growth, we need to add additional officers to the department in 2019/2020 and beyond. However, if we are unable to fill the existing positions and recruit to meet our future needs, we are jeopardizing the safety of those in our community.